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Industry & Academia Integration

Industry leaders and academic experts discuss the importance of a strong collaboration between the industry sector and academia in terms of advanced analytics. A goal of academia is to educate the workforce with multiple levels of expertise (from technicians to Ph.D.s) and the role of industry is to leverage the workforce (while providing continued on-the-job training) to generate value using analytics while ensuring its sustainability in the long-run. In this track, leaders and experts from both sides will share their experiences and provide their approaches to ensure successful collaborative experiences that achieve the objectives of both sides.

Blue-Collar AI: Scaling and Accelerating the Future AI Workforce with College Programs

Speaker: Eduardo Salcedo, Instructor, Engineering, Technology and Design at Miami Dade College


Illuminating the INFORMS ABOK’s 5 Manageable Tasks for Analytics Success

Speaker: Joseph Cazier, Clinical Professor at Arizona State University

Keeping it Real: The Benefits and Challenges of Academic/Industry Collaboration in Analytics

Speaker: Jeffrey Camm, Inmar Presidential Chair in Analytics at Wake Forest University School of Business


Ushering the Industry Into Your Classrooms – Creating High Impact Engagements

Speaker: Gaurav Shekhar, Program Director, MS Business Analytics at University of Texas-Dallas